PBT Extra: Looking ahead to Warriors at Cavaliers headlining Christmas games

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Christmas day the NBA brings out its best and brightest — and biggest television draws — and the lined up and interesting set on ABC and ESPN this Sunday.

This game everyone wants to see the NBA Finals rematch/preview as Golden State visits Cleveland — now withKevin Durant. But there are other exciting games: Boston at New York to start the day may be the most competitive game of the day. The Spurs vs. the Bulls is a game filled with intriguing matchups. Can Minnesota even slow down Russell Westbrook? Who wins the battle of Los Angeles?

I talk about all of them in this latest PBT Extra.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.